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Urban Movie Channel Announces 6 New Streaming Premieres in Honor of Black History Month

The North Star
The North Star (image via Shadow And Act)

article by Tambay A. Obenson via Shadow and Act

RLJ Entertainment’s Urban Movie Channel (UMC) kicked off Black History Month with the premiere of the Underground Railroad drama, “The North Star,” on February 5, 2016. Based on true events, the film chronicles the perilous journey of two slaves, Benjamin “Big Ben” Jones (played by former Philadelphia Eagles’ Jeremiah Trotter) and Moses Hopkins (Thomas C. Bartley, Jr.), who escaped from a Virginia plantation and made their way to freedom in Buckingham, Pennsylvania in 1849.

A directorial debut by Thomas K. Philips, the feature film also stars Lynn Whitfield, Clifton Powell, and Keith David.

On February 19, UMC will premiere “Becoming Barack: Evolution of a Leader,” a revealing portrait of President Barack Obama‘s formative years in Chicago, and “Bound: Africans VS. African Americans,” a hard hitting documentary that addresses the little known tension between Africans and African Americans, produced by Isaiah Washington and directed by filmmaker Peres Owino.

Later in the month on February 26, UMC will feature untold stories of history with the premieres of “An American Ascent,” a documentary about the first black mountaineer group to climb Denali, the highest peak in North America, and the first two installments from producer/director Tim Reid‘s Legacy Documentary Series, “Legacy of Blacks in Auto Racing” and “Builders of the Alaska Highway.”

Available at urbanmoviechannel.com, UMC is the first urban-focused streaming service in North America showcasing quality and exclusive urban content designed for African American and urban audiences.

To read more, go to: http://blogs.indiewire.com/shadowandact/urban-movie-channel-announces-6-new-streaming-premieres-in-honor-of-black-history-month-20160205

Comedy Series “The Things We Do For Love” Starring Alfonso Ribeiro and Tamera Mowry-Housely Debuts Today on UrbanMovieChannel.com


On Friday, August 14, 2015, Urban Movie Channel debuts its first streaming sitcom.

Directed by and starring Alfonso RibeiroThe Things We Do For Love also stars Tamera Mowry-Housley and the late James Avery, who won our hearts as Uncle Phil on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.”  The show centers on a recently married couple, Darren (Ribeiro) and Lourdes (Mowry-Housley) as they embark on life as newlyweds while sustaining a family-owned business. Once their zany in-laws (Avery and Maria Conchita Alonso), move in, their lives are forever changed.

The comedy is an exclusive release for the UMC Fall Out Fridays weekly programming, and you can watch The Things We Do For Love at UrbanMovieChannel.com free for 14 days to new subscribers.

Official Trailer:  https://youtu.be/e8spZLEIvWA 

“Be My Baby Daddy” Trailer:  https://youtu.be/dsC0RMzIgC0

“You’re Cut From The Team” Trailer:  https://youtu.be/Y3GjjR0AQK4

Urban Movie Channel is the first urban focused digital streaming channel devoted to the acquisition of feature films, comedy specials, stage plays, documentaries, music, and entertainment for the African American and urban audiences.  Access to the impressive on-demand streaming library is available with online from mobile devices, and on the Roku platform.

article by Lori Lakin Hutcherson (follow @lakinhutcherson)